2005 Movie News Archives

Brandon Routh as Superman

September 4, 2005: Newsweek Reports from “Superman Returns” Set

Newsweek's September 12th issue contains an exclusive report from the set of "Superman Returns" and a new photo of Brandon Routh as Superman. Here's an excerpt from the article...

    Surely they're not going to kill Superman. Inside a soundstage in Sydney, Australia, Brandon Routh, as the Man of Steel, crawls across a black, wet wasteland, pursued by the evil Lex Luthor (Kevin Spacey) and Luthor's three henchmen. One of the thugs grabs Superman by his hair and shoves his face into a dark puddle, holding the hero's head underwater as he struggles for air. Luthor strides up behind Superman, stabs him in the back with some sort of Kryptonite shiv and whispers a sentence so horrifying (and, for now, top secret) into his ear that Superman cries out in agony. He staggers to his feet, stumbles and topples backward over a cliff. Luthor walks to the edge, looks down into the abyss and sneers, "So long, Superman." Playing this scene just once would be rough. Routh will be beaten and tormented for hours. "He's very heroic normally," says director Bryan Singer, sipping an iced vanilla latte. "You just happened to catch him on a bad day."

Read the complete article at the Newsweek website.

The Newsweek On Air podcast also has a segment on "Superman Returns", which you can hear 35 minutes and 20 seconds into the program.

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